Tellurium compounds: tetratellurium tetraiodide

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The tellurium in tetratellurium tetraiodide formally is in the oxidation state 1.

Crystal structure of tetratellurium tetraiodide

Tetratellurium tetraiodide

  • Formula as often written: Te4I4
  • Hill system formula: I4Te4
  • CAS registry number: [51380-73-5]
  • Formula weight: 1018.018
  • Class: iodide

Synonyms

  • tetratellurium tetraiodide
  • tellurium(I) iodide
  • tellurium iodide (alpha)

Physical properties

  • Colour: black
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 185°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tetratellurium tetraiodide
Element %
I 49.86
Te 50.14

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tellurium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tetratellurium tetraiodide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Te4I4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Te4I4

mass  %
1000   0.0 
1001 0.0
1002 0.1
1003 0.2
1004 0.5
1005 0.8
1006 1.8 _
1007 2.3 _
1008 4.8 __
1009 5.7 ___
1010 11.3 ______
1011 12.1 ______
1012 23.2 ____________
1013 21.5 ___________
1014 41.5 _____________________
1015 32.4 ________________
1016 63.8 ________________________________
1017 40.0 ____________________
1018 85.8 ___________________________________________
1019 37.7 ___________________
1020 100.0 __________________________________________________
1021 23.7 ____________
1022 97.0 ________________________________________________
1023 8.1 ____
1024 71.7 ____________________________________
1025 0.0
1026 35.8 __________________
1027 0.0
1028 9.5 _____

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
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  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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